Second Harvest Heartland

Agency Description: Second Harvest Heartland, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is the Upper Midwest's largest hunger-relief organization, with a mission of ending hunger through community partnerships. In 2017, we delivered more than 81 million meals to nearly 1,000 food shelves, pantries and other partner programs serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have locations in Maplewood and Brooklyn Park  

Position Description:
We have morning, afternoon, evening and weekend volunteer opportunities.  Sign up using our
online calendar on our website (
Food Sorting and Re-Packing: Volunteers are needed to sort and re-pack food from food drives and donations, re-package bulk food such as pasta or cereal into consumer size packages, sort and salvage food items, or label cans. These items go to our partner agencies, including food shelves and soup kitchens that serve people at risk for hunger. This position requires that you are able to stand for several hours. Opportunities are available at our Maplewood and Brooklyn Park locations during the day and on evenings and weekends.


 How to Apply:

1.      Go to

2.      Click on the button "View Our Calendar and Schedule a Shift"

3.      search by:

a.      Location: Maplewood (East Metro), Brooklyn Park or Metro Wide.

b.      Time of Day: mornings, afternoons or evenings/weekends.

         Click on a shift to learn more. At the bottom of the description it says "individual registration" Click there for the express registration. Once you have successful registered for a shift you will receive a confirmation email.
    **Note: all the shifts you sign up for online you do not need a training/orientation ahead of time, simply show up at the designated time. There will be a staff member there to greet you, explain the project and help get you started.